Natural Abduction: the Bridge between Individuals Choices and the Production of Evolutionary Innovations

Signs - International Journal of Semiotics

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Title Natural Abduction: the Bridge between Individuals Choices and the Production of Evolutionary Innovations
 
Creator Andrade, Eugenio
 
Subject evolution
development
sign
Peirce
Darwin
abduction
 
Description Defenders of developmental systems theory have shown the need for a new evolutionary synthesis. However this effort requires a metaphysical evolutionary framework in which such an expanded synthesis can be embedded. I propose to develop a Peircean monist ontology by explaining the six characteristics or facets of reality labeled as: A) spontaneity, B) determinism, C) processing of information, D) statistical law, E) internally driven capricious choices and F) tendency to form habits. A special emphasis will be dedicated to characterize the predicates C and E as they provide the clue to the understanding of nature as a continuously open-ended and unpredictable process, where its inherent creativity is analogized to an abductive inference.
 
Publisher University of Copenhagen, Department of Information Science
 
Date 2011-08-17
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://tidsskrift.dk/signs/article/view/26865
 
Source SIGNS; Årg. 5 (2011); 112-146
Signs - International Journal of Semiotics; Vol 5 (2011); 112-146
1902-8822
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://tidsskrift.dk/signs/article/view/26865/23625
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2016 Eugenio Andrade
 

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